Top Downingtown Child Support Lawyers Near You

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Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C. Attorneys at Law

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Downingtown, PA

Free Consultation

215-253-5736

Whether Your Legal Matter Involves a High Asset or Simple Divorce, We Are on Your Side. "Calming the Chaos, Creating Solutions."

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The Dolan Law Group

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Downingtown, PA

610-709-6235

For your family law needs...Don't chose between the experience of a large law firm and the personal attention of a small law firm...get both!

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The Law Offices of Daniel M. Hanifin

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Downingtown, PA

Free Consultation

610-615-1936

KNOWLEDGEABLE, DEDICATED ADVOCATE Focused On Your Needs And Priorities

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Rowe Law Offices, P.C.

Child Support Lawyer | Serving Downingtown, PA

Free Consultation

EXPERIENCED. EFFECTIVE. EXCEPTIONAL CLIENT SERVICE.

Featured Downingtown, PA Child Support Law Firm

Downingtown Child Support Information

Do You Need to Set or Amend Your Child Support?

The amount of child support the noncustodial parent pays each month is determined by the court following state guidelines. They include each parent's income and assets and the amount needed to maintain the children's pre -divorce standard of living.

How a Child Support Lawyer Can Help

Whether initially setting the amount of child support or modifying the court order, the services of a Downingtown child support attorney well versed in family law and child support issues can be of great help. The attorney can help you gather documents and personal information to support your contention and advocate your position to the court.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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